• 00:30

    Sri Lanka/Ghosts of war

    in Politics

    The United Nations Office for Human Rights is set to open an investigation into war crimes during the Sri Lankan conflict. The Sri Lankan government is opposed to the inquiry. Why would they reject an outside investigation? Thousands of civilians were killed in the final months of the war. What happened to the "safe zones"? Join us as we discuss why the world media largely ignored this conflict.

  • 01:01

    Celebrating the Women of Sri Lanka

    in Women

    An encore program swith my guest Pastor Cynthia Newborne as she talks about the women in Sri Lanka India.....and Explosive program

  • 01:00

    Sri Lanka Briefing #1

    in News

    According to The New York Times, "With Sri Lanka's military making its deepest push into rebel territory in a decade, Asia's longest-running civil war appears to be edging closer to a military solution — though one that has already extracted a high cost for the divided country's civilians." Are 25 years of war nearing an end? And at what price?

    This is the first in a series of SAJA webcasts.

    Featuring: Ahilan Kadirgamar, spokesperson for the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum; Vasuki Nesiah, director of International Affairs and Brown University; Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
    Moderator: V.V. Ganeshananthan, SAJA VP and author of "Love Marriage," a novel set in Sri Lanka and the diaspora. Questions/comments: saja@columbia.edu (subject=webcast)

  • 00:08

    Despite end of civil war Christians still face persecution in Sri Lanka (Second Coming Watch Update

    in Religion


    Despite end of civil war Christians still face persecution in Sri Lanka. According to Christian Today, a group of religious liberty organisations is calling upon Sri Lanka to officially recognise the country's evangelical community. Release International UK director Colin King says, "There have been attacks against Christians, but as well as physical violence, there is also legal opposition and restrictions with the authorities refusing to recognise non-traditional churches. We urge Christians worldwide to pray for an end to these practices in Sri Lanka so that there may be true religious liberty for all."



    Turkey to purchase a long-range air defense system. According to Turkish newspaper, Today's Zaman, amid growing uncertainties ignited by the unfolding 14-month-old Syrian crisis and escalating tension between Iran and the West, Turkey is preparing to purchase a long-range air defense system worth $4 billion to beef up its defense capabilities in order to avert any threat to its national security. Turkey has sped up the procurement process of the system in recent months and will reach a final decision in an upcoming meeting of the Defense Industry Implementation Committee, which will be led by Prime Minister Erdogan on July 4.



    World stocks struggle as European crisis threatens to spread globally. According to the Associated Press, world stocks struggled under concerns that Europe's debt crisis was deepening and threatening to infect the world economy. Investors are nervously awaiting Greek elections on Sunday, when a party that's threatening to renege on the country's bailout terms could come away the big winner. That might force the country out the euro.Attention is also focused on Spain, where borrowing costs rose to euro-era highs, increasing concerns that it could need a bailout. 

  • 00:30

    Sri Lanka Briefing #4: The Human Rights Situation

    in News

    Discussing the University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) Special Report: on A Marred Victory and a Defeat Pregnant With Foreboding... SAJA features a rare interview with a member of University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna), Dr. K. Sritharan. UTHR(J) has just issued a special report focusing on the last two months of the war in Sri Lanka—and in particular, its ramifications for civilians.

  • 01:00

    Sri Lanka Briefing #3: The End of the Tigers: What's Next in Post-War Sri Lanka

    in News

    South Asian Journalists Association presents the third in a series of webcasts about Sri Lanka. The war in Sri Lanka has drawn to a close in terms of military operations—but serious humanitarian and political questions remain. Will there be a return to armed conflict, or is it really over? How will the issues of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people be addressed? How will the human rights situation be addressed? As the international community and Sri Lankan government officials talk about a political solution, what process is likely to take hold? How far will that solution go? What will be the relationship between rehabilitation, reconstruction, development and the political process? What are the possibilities of a transitional process to provide democratic space? How can demilitarization and democracy move forward in Sri Lanka? What role will the powerful Tamil diaspora play? Featuring: Ahilan Kadirgamar, spokesperson for the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum; Alan Keenan, senior analyst of the International Crisis Group; Jayampathy Wickramaratne, constitutional lawyer.
    Moderator: V.V. Ganeshananthan, former SAJA vice president and author of "Love Marriage," a novel set in Sri Lanka and the diaspora.

  • 01:00

    Sri Lanka Briefing #2: After the Fall of Kilinochchi

    in News

    On Jan. 2, the Sri Lankan government said it had captured the rebel Tamil Tigers' capital of Kilinochchi. The news has brought renewed attention to the 25-year civil war in Sri Lanka. What's next? What might a political solution mean in light of recent military developments? How do recent events affect the country and its status within the region, as well as with the U.S.? How can journalists cover this evolving story?

    Learn about all this and more with a distinguished panel of scholars, experts and journalists. Please post your questions in the comments section below or e-mail saja[at]columbia.edu (subject=webcast)

  • 02:00

    NOV 2014 WEEKS #3 -&- #4 REVIEWED: (PART 3: EARTHQUAKES & COSMIC SIGNS)

    in Current Events

    On this ongoing series of episodes, we pick it back up with TOPIC #8: EARTHQUAKES IN DIVERS PLACES WORLDWIDE with several stories about 6+ MAGNITUDERS hitting in various locations with more DOUBLE QUAKES being reported! Then we talk about TOPIC #9: SINKHOLES with another HUGE HOLE IN RUSSIA! Then at TOPIC #10: COSMIC SIGNS, discuss NASA TALLIES OVER 556 ASTEROIDS HITTING EARTH over the past 20 years; LEONOID METEOR SHOWER this week; MASSIVE FIREBALL FLASH SEEN OVER RUSSIA; PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE ONLY SEEN BY NASA; and other Cosmic Updates. Then we talk about TOPIC #11: WATERS TURNING TO BLOOD with the MYSTERY OF SRI LANKA RED RAIN NOW SOLVED... All this and more on todays episode.. DONT MISS IT!.. GET IN THE KNOW!.. STAY INFORMED... JOIN US ON TODAYS LIVE BROADCAST... ENJOY THE SHOW...

  • 02:02

    An Interview With The Amazing Peacemaker And Interfaither: Frank Kaufmann

    in Spirituality

    This week, we will feature a return guest, the amazing peacemaker and interfaith leader, Frank Kaufmann.


    We'll be catching up with Frank on his many interesting peacemaking and interfaith adventures of late. He recently returned from trips around the globe.


    He participated in the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC. The Prayer Breakfast always occurs on the first Thursday in February. President Obama was there to speak to the group, which is always the case with this significant event.  


    Frank is just recently back from Maharashtra, India, where he traveled to Mumbai, Pune, and Lonavala, to speak on the topic of religion and peace. The Sri Ramanusha Mission Trust sponsored the project in which noteworthy international guests and speakers were involved. 


    In November he was in Slovakia teaching youths, at a European youth training program in humanitarian outreach for the organization DONE (Development of New Environment). He also attended a major event for the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in Berlin. In December he was in Las Vegas to launch a project called "Prayer Spark."


    Frank Kaufmann is the director of the Inter Religious Federation for World Peace (IRFWP) originally a Unification Church ecumenical organization. From 1998 until 2009, he served as editor in chief of the IRFWP's academic journal Dialogue and Alliance, which was named in 2004, by the American Theological Library Association, as one of the top ten religion journals in the world. This man doesn't just talk about peace, he works for it.


    Frank is always a fascinating and well informed guest on our program, and we welcome him back again for his third visit with us on Cosmic Citizen. Please join us live for an opportunity to speak with Frank via our call-in line during the second hour of our show.


    This promises to be an interesting show. We hope you can tune in!

  • 01:00

    Meditative Living with Swami Shivananda Giri

    in Spirituality

    Swami continues with Verse 122 from THE CHIDAKASHA GITA OF BHAGAWAN NITYANANDA OF GANESHPURI.  Here is the first verse to be discussed...


    122. OMKAR is the elite of all. Omkar is like the dawn of the sun. Omkar is the witness of all. Omkar is the most frightful of all forms. Omkar is fire. There is not a greater thing in this universe than fire. Fire is pervading both internally and externally. In the middle is the earth. The earth is below. Air is above. Air pervades the universe. The universe is in air. The first is air. The second is fire. The first is discrimination. The second is sound. Soundlessness is in the form of air. Soundlessness is eternal bliss.  It is existence, knowledge, bliss. The Self should be merged in soundlessness. The visible world is in the Self. When SAT unites with CHIT, Ananda is realized. This Ananda is Vivekananda, Chaitanyananda, Sri Brahmananda, Paramananda, Sri Nityananda, and Satchitananda. What is manliness is the realization of this Ananda. This is Brahma Jnana, Yoga Jnana, Kala Jnana. This Trikala Jnana is in the heart. In the heart is Mukti. Nityananda Mukti is in the heart.


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  • 01:44

    "The Storm Is Coming" --- Join me LIVE tonight

    in News

    Join me LIVE tonight as we discuss Breaking Worldwide News matching Bible Prophecy in the following:
    - Rise in antisemitism
    - Mass Animal Deaths on a global unprecedented scale
    - Distress of Nations: Russia, Ukraine, India, Sri Lanka, Iran, China
    and much, much, more...
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